From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 08:24:55 EDT
On 15/08/2003 04:16, Jill.Ramonsky@Aculab.com wrote:
>What's more, in the Isle of Man (which is situated between Britain and
>Ireland) they accept pretty much any currency under the sun. You can pay for
>things in a mixture of pounds sterling, euro, US dollars, whatever. They
>don't care. Shops will just take anything, and if necessary make up an
>exchange rate on the spot. The reason they don't care is because they can
>actually spend this mix anywhere _else_ on the Isle of Man.
>A very enlightened attitude, I find.
Agreed. But it's not a member or part of the EU, or of the UK, like the
Channel Islands - which makes them all convenient tax havens. It is
self-governing, with the oldest Parliament in the world I understand.
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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